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Tennessee High ready for home playoff game

By Jordan Conigliaro, jconigliaro@wcyb.com
Published On: Nov 06 2013 10:45:19 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 06 2013 10:51:23 PM CST
BRISTOL, Tenn. -

Tennessee High will host a playoff game Friday, one week after a tragic car accident killed two students.

Blake Looney, 17, and Colton Taylor, 15, were killed when their car hit a tree stump in a private, gated community in Washington County, Va. on Nov. 1.

Hours after word of the tragedy spread, the Vikings played their regular season finale.

"Playing last week was really tough for us," Tennessee High senior quarterback Peyton Henley told News 5 WCYB.

"But I think this whole week our school has come together."

This Friday Tennessee High will play another home game, against South-Doyle High School in the first round of the playoffs.

Head Coach Mike Mays told News 5 WCYB his team is ready to get back on the field after a tough week.

"It has been a tough couple days," Mays said.

"These guys were friends wit the two guys who were killed. We just continue to have those guys in our prayers and their family as well."

Tennessee High Athletic Director Paul Pendleton confirmed with News 5 WCYB that the school will hold a senior night ceremony for the band at Friday's game.

Looney and Taylor were both members of the marching band.

The only survivor of the car accident, Charlie Arnie, 18, is also a member of the band.